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Vid: Fun in the thirties 
13th-Jan-2015 05:32 pm
Cat & mouse
Title: Fun in the thirties
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 3:27
Claim: Eleven era - 6 Prompts: Murder mystery
Prompt: #3 - Mystery
Summary: For three years, the Angel Detective Agency has been busy, keeping New York and the world safe, fighting crimes and extra-terrestrial activities. With the help of her faithful Ms. Oswald and the plucky Doctor, Melody Malone embarks on a last journey that will lead her to face her most enduring fear.

Notes/Warnings: For dw_allsorts. The video contains fast cuts, blinking lights, blood, mummies, smoking.

Fun in the Thirties from Radiolaria on Vimeo.

Password: mystery

A little word about this: I knew from the moment I asked for the "Murder Mystery" card that I would edit a fake trailer for Melody Malone. My problems were mostly technical afterwards -they always are: find the clips for a thirties Clara and a thirties Doctor; find different types of music for the trailer to be both classic and modern. I argued a lot with myself over the stories I wanted to tell of River's life as Melody Malone -she ended up with one of Clara's echoes as a lover- and the possibility of the Doctor being there prior to his last adventure with the Ponds. This ended up being very nonsensical and cool and story-less like many trailers.

This video is also the video that finally convinced me to maybe change editing program: the tons of filters and calcs I had to use to fake certain effects was disheartening to say the least. And it overwhelmed me. It overwhelmed my program. To the point where the sound always goes out of synch during rendering when it is perfect on the editing board. For myself, I was going out of synch way before rendering -so many calcs. I'm not completely satisfied with the result, mostly because of said audio lagging behind, but at this point there is nothing I have found to fix it -yet. I may try to somehow boost my computer and re-render it. For now, have a Melody Malone sort-of trailer. I hope you still enjoy the result.

*hugs tight everyone while trying to keep this a serious fannish post* I miss you all.

13th-Jan-2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, this is amazing! I sympathise with you having a vidding nightmare over it, but it looks pretty damn marvellous from this end - well done! It's also doubly amazing that someone made a vid for one of the prompts! :-)
27th-Jan-2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! It means a lot coming from you. And well, I'm pretty sure that whatever the program, rendering is nothing short of a crusade... Thank you again, it's only natural that I would see all the mistakes and the blurbs. I really wanted to do one media for each prompt: graphic, meta, vid, doodle, fic, and animation (sort of, I'm not sure I can pull off that one). Next one is probably meta. :D
28th-Jan-2015 12:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, how cool - I shall definitely look forward to whatever you come up with next. <3

13th-Jan-2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
*stutters, stammers*


27th-Jan-2015 10:00 pm (UTC)
*offers glass of water and fans you*

*waves a hand*

*resuscitates you to thank you*

14th-Jan-2015 03:20 am (UTC)
OMFG, this is EPIC!!! Ohhh, honey!! This is a MASTERPIECE!!! Just...wow!! I know it was a nightmare for you, but...what a delicious dream it produced!! WOW!!

*Hugs you happily!*

27th-Jan-2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are always such a dream to be reviewed by though. *hugs you tight*
28th-Jan-2015 01:41 am (UTC)
I enthuse on the Good Stuff, lol!!

Love you, too, dear lady!!

17th-Jan-2015 09:54 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I LOVE the old-movie atmosphere! Music, pacing, credits, itʼs all just flawless. Dorium and the Paternoster Gang and Cleopatra! Let me freaking love you. The beginning was so splendid and old-school, and then after "tingly" we just snapped into something faster and stranger, subtle and peculiar that held me wide-eyed, with the music and rhythm and great choice of clips, sharply and neatly edited. Awesome work, itʼs so unique! ♥♥♥
27th-Jan-2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
Eeeee, thank you! This was so ridiculously long in the making and I am so glad you enjoy it so! The credits were very Pythonesque but how could I not? I really wanted to convey the modern aspect of the Noir genre. It's so much grittier and odder and more striking than people imagine -I don't know if you remember the Valentine to Film Noir I posted a while back. Ratatat is great for such an atmosphere. The sharp edition was somewhat screwed during the rendition but THANK YOU! ♥♥♥
4th-Feb-2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, I remember that vid you'd posted among the old movies recs! :D They were all so wonderful. And you really did justice to the atmosphere :D You rock. ♥
30th-Apr-2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
That was AWESOME!!!!

I was absolutely riveted the whole way through!

And I absolutely love the beginning credits. Madame Vastra as makeup designer was brilliant! They all were, it was worth it just to read all that.

But, yeah, very atmospheric, amazing that you found so many images to make it work. Perfect choice of music, and it even had a story theme.

Great opening credits to a new TV show, River Song as Melody Malone, solving crime before her time!

15th-Aug-2015 11:20 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! So glad you enjoyed it so much.

The beginning credits were the most fun to do. I am a big fan of wacky credits à la Holy Grail. Thank you for noticing the thought put into them.

Well, the images are not very accurate considering none of the period pieces I took the clips from were from the same period, but I did with what I had. Also River would probably LOVE to put on slightly anachronistic clothes just to mess with people.

Now that River finally has her own adventures in the work, we will have even more material, with zingers and smug laughter aplenty. I can't wait.
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